Doing Live Streaming Games on Facebook can be said to be both easy and easy, because you have to use a third-party application to do live streaming games on Facebook.
At this time, Facebook does not have special live streaming software, but Facebook provides a Live streaming API that you can use to connect to third-party live streaming applications. In this article will explain in full how to easily stream live games on Facebook.
A third-party application that is often used by gamers to stream is OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). This Open Broadcaster Software application is free for anyone to use and supports on Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems.
For Windows, OBS recommends using it on Windows 7 and above, for macOS versions macOS 10.10 and above, and Linux is Ubuntu 14.04 and above.
How to Live Streaming Games on Facebook
There are several stages to live streaming games on Facebook. Before moving to the guide on how to live streaming games on Facebook in full, here are the steps for live streaming games on Facebook:
- Creating a Page / Fans Page on Facebook.
- Retrieve the Stream Key API from Facebook.
- Setting up OBS Studio software.
The above are tools and requirements for live streaming games on Facebook. In addition, you can use facebook stream overlays by Nerd or Die to attract your audience. Following below are the steps:
Retrieve the Stream Key API from Facebook for Live Streaming Games
The first thing you need to do is you must have a Page or Fans page first. Then you have to get the Streaming Key API, you can get it from this link https://www.facebook.com/live/create.
After the link above has opened, click the Create Live Stream button and you will be shown the Key Stream provided.
On the right, you can also choose where you want to send live streaming, you can send live streaming through the page, directly on the profile or in the group. You must copy the Key Stream that was just created earlier.
After the keystream has been copied, now you have to set it to a third-party application that is OBS so that you can connect from live streaming on Facebook to OBS. The steps read further below.
Set up OBS for Live Streaming Games on Facebook
OBS is a free application for video recording and live streaming for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can download the OBS software through the official website here, select the operating system that you are using.
After the download process is complete, install the program, and open the application.
Once open, pay attention at the top, go to File> Settings, then select the Stream tab, change Steam Service to Facebook Live then enter the Key Stream that you copied in the previous stage.
Click Apply and OK to save changes.
Next, you need to add the scene to OBS so that the game’s appearance can appear to live streaming the game on Facebook.
In Source, click the + button and then add Window Capture. To start live streaming, just click the Start Streaming button in the lower right corner of OBS.
That’s the guide for the steps on how to make a live streaming game on Facebook. OBS can connect the game display to connect to live streaming on Facebook. Besides Facebook, OBS can also connect live streaming on Youtube.